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2021 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 30–December 3, 2021
Washington, DC|Washington Hilton
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Matthew Denman: On Probabilistic Risk Assessment
Probabilistic risk assessment is a systematic methodology for evaluating risks associated with a complex engineered technology such as nuclear energy. PRA risk is defined in terms of possible detrimental outcomes of an activity or action, and as such, risk is characterized by three quantities: what can go wrong, the likelihood of the problem, and the resulting consequences of the problem.
Matthew Denman is principal engineer for reliability engineering at Kairos Power and the chair of the American Nuclear Society and American Society of Mechanical Engineers Joint Committee on Nuclear Risk Management’s Subcommittee of Standards Development. As a college student at the University of Florida, Denman took a course on PRA but didn’t enjoy it, because he did not see its connection to the nuclear power industry. Later, during his Ph.D. study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his advisor was Neil Todreas, a well-known thermal hydraulics expert. Todreas was working on a project with George Apostolakis, who would leave MIT to become a commissioner of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The project, “Risk Informing the Design of the Sodium-Cooled Fast Reactor,” was a multi-university effort funded through a Department of Energy Nuclear Energy Research Initiative (NERI) grant. Todreas and Apostolakis were joined in this project by a who’s who of nuclear academia, including Andy Kadak (MIT, ANS past president [1999–2000]), Mike Driscoll (MIT), Mike Golay (MIT), Mike Lineberry (Idaho State University, former ANS treasurer), Rich Denning (Ohio State University), and Tunc Aldemir (Ohio State University).
September 22, 2021|12:00–1:15PM (1:00–2:15PM EDT)
Available to All Users
Join us for the newest collaboration of #AtomicAllies (ANS, NAYGN, U.S. WIN, and NEI)! This free panel discussion will feature some of the brightest stars of the industry sharing their keys to success.
Rosemary Yeremian, an experienced professional with 25 years in the industry, recently published the book “Step Up: The Key to Succeeding in Male-Dominated Businesses.” Rosemary will share lessons from her book and moderate a panel discussion of fellow leaders around strategies and tactics to help women of these nuclear organizations succeed in their careers. They will share lessons learned, personal experiences, and informative anecdotes.
In addition to providing insights on how to move your career forward in nuclear energy, the panel will offer tools and resources to become one’s own brand ambassador and a more effective leader.
ANS, NAYGN, U.S. WIN, and NEI signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in 2020 to strengthen their collaboration in advancing nuclear energy and science, professional development, and member networking to support industry priorities and benefit their individual members.
Rosemary Yeremian, X-energy